CBS Radio Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
165 Reviews
3.2
165 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Fun atmosphere with people who like music (in 11 reviews)

  • Good benefits for the employees (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay - must work a second job to pay bills (in 8 reviews)

  • Difficult to move up beyond part time in department (in 8 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Expendable Employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at CBS Radio for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, free tickets to events and concerts.

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement, treated poorly by superiors, not paid enough for the job requirements. Also people are constantly being fired- at least once a month. Definitely who you know, not what you know; if you know the right people you are basically immune from being fired even if you take 3 hour lunch breaks and leave early every day. Management believes it is cheaper to hire part timers to do a full time job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward good work ethic from part-time employees and stop viewing them as expendable. Most want to move up at the company, but management prefers to hire full time positions from outside. Get rid of incompetent supervisors who do not do their job and are forcing a part time employee to do it for them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    CBS Radio Dallas is a good place to work, as long as you're not a DJ.

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    Current Employee - CBS/TSN News Anchor  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - CBS/TSN News Anchor in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at CBS Radio part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I am in news and absolutely love the job, duties and working for Paul Mann.

    Cons

    The pay is sub-par, anchors make the same as folks who enter news into the system for the anchors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer part-time on air folks a minimum of $20 an hour. It's a pride thing once you get to the level of major market radio broadcasting. Plus, it builds dedication and loyalty.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Wall Street Culture at its worst

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Sales in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at CBS Radio full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good health insurance. 401k match is OK.

    Cons

    CBS Radio in Minneapolis is a toxic environment. Unreasonable expectations in the sales realm plague the company. Praise is non-existent and criticism is constant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your staff to do their jobs. Provide some positive encouragement. Make success a real possibility for your people and don't insult them by saying things like "a dog with a note in its mouth could sell these ratings".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    The greatest job I've ever had.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - On-Air Talent  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - On-Air Talent in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at CBS Radio full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Every day that I punched in was a great day. I loved being employed there. Great environment, and just plain fun.

    Cons

    Trying to move up in the company meant waiting for someone to retire, or die.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote people that work hard and deserve it. Don't just hire outside people for those rare openings because of their success somewhere else.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Bad internship

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at CBS Radio as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Meet cool celebrities, learn about radio industry.

    Cons

    No commuter benefits for interns, no pay, early shift (5:30 am)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to get to know your interns

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    good days & bad days

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant

    I worked at CBS Radio full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    first hand look at life in radio. fast pace environment, the occasional celebrity sighting in office, made some life long friends through this company.

    Cons

    a lot of work, for a little pay. felt very unappreciated by sales reps and managers at times. some training, but mostly a dive in and figure it out on your own methodology.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good for a time, but not a career.

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    Former Employee - Programing  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Programing in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at CBS Radio as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    It was a great networking opportunity.

    Cons

    Almost no room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more time in building up your lower level employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very behind in the industry

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBS Radio full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits for the employees

    Cons

    Not much leadership or organization

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    The best of what's left in radio

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Music Director
    Former Employee - Music Director

    I worked at CBS Radio full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great programming braintrust, good autonomy at the local programming level, best corporate culture and leadership of all the major radio groups. opportunity to advance, more often than not they promote from within

    Cons

    bad/no digital strategy. willing to invest in capex/exisiting technology, but not in emerging platforms. Compensation is low, but not as low as it is across the rest of the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get digital, and quick. Leverage your best-in-breed brands on a digital/mobile/dashboard platform

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awful place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBS Radio

    Pros

    no company values, no room for growth, so unprofessional

    Cons

    working at CBS Radio altogether

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